Arcadia University’s Empty Bowl Dinner Fights Hunger, Homelessness, Nov. 15
Glenside, PA—October 8, 2010—Arcadia University holds its annual Empty Bowl Dinner to fight hunger and homelessness on Monday, Nov. 15, in Grey Towers Castle. The community is invited to participate in this service event. Seating is by ticket only, with seatings at 4:30, 5:15, 6:30, and 7:15 p.m. All off-campus attendees are being asked to park at Cheltenham High School (directions can be found online) and take advantage of a shuttle service provided by Arcadia University.
Since 1993, Arcadia University has been holding the Empty Bowl Dinner to help fight hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities as well as in other countries. Everyone who attends will get to select a handcrafted bowl made by Arcadia students and local artists in and the around the community. They can then fill their bowls, choosing from an assortment of mouth-watering soups, amazing breads, and desserts—all donated by restaurants and individuals in and around the Glenside area.
“Participants take their bowls home to serve as a reminder of the many people in the world who live with an empty bowl every day,” says Cindy Rubino, Arcadia’s Community Service Coordinator.
For information on purchasing tickets, visit www.arcadia.edu/communityservice (click on the Empty Bowl link) or call Arcadia University’s Community Service Office at 215-572-4000. Tickets also will be available for purchase on campus Nov. 10, 11 and 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Chat and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. outside the Dining Hall. Tickets are $12 for students and $15 for non-students. All proceeds go to charities split between the local Interfaith Hospitality Network and Heifer International.
“We also ask that each person bring a non-perishable item to the dinner, which will be donated to local food banks,” says Rubino.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad, ranked #1 in undergraduate participation in study abroad (Open Doors 2009). Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and for the second year as a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation.